In the summer of 2015, SHINE commissioned CAN Invest and the International Centre for Social Franchising to conduct a review of one of their programmes, ‘SHINE on Saturday’. Funded by the Cabinet Office, the project’s aim was to create a more scalable model to help the programme reach more schools and children and to better understand the social impact that SHINE creates.
The outcome from this work was a new, lower cost version of SHINE on Saturday, with the same level of impact per student based on best available UK evidence of operational drivers of social impact, to be piloted initially, with a view to a full rollout in subsequent years. From September 2016, 30% of projects in the existing portfolio will begin delivery under different versions of the new model and we expect the first results to be reported in autumn 2017. If the impact of the programme is sustained, by 2020, we would expect all SHINE on Saturday projects to be running on this new basis.
The new model has helped SHINE to attract new donors to the programme and leverage match funding from the participating schools. For the initial pilot projects, we have raised more than £300k in new donations and the schools are contributing a further £100k towards the total costs.